Print Email Facebook Twitter Fuel consumption and associated emissions from seagoing ships at berth derived from an on-board survey Title Fuel consumption and associated emissions from seagoing ships at berth derived from an on-board survey Author Hulskotte, J.H.J. Denier van der Gon, H.A.C. TNO Bouw en Ondergrond Publication year 2010 Abstract A methodology is presented to estimate the emissions of ships at berth based on their actual fuel consumption and the fuel quality. Accurate estimates of emissions from ships at berth demand reliable knowledge of the fuel consumption while at berth and associated fuel characteristics. However, assured information about energy use and fuel consumption of seagoing ships at berth is scarce. Proper estimation of ship emissions at berth is crucial for understanding the impact of shipping emissions on air quality and health in harbour cities as well as for a proper evaluation of the impact of abatement measures such as shore-side electricity and/or restrictions of sulphur content for shipping fuels to be used in ports. Therefore, a survey of energy consumption and fuel use on board of 89 seagoing ships was made in close cooperation with the Port of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the major port of Europe ensuring that the results will have relevance for the larger European domain. On board of the ships at berth, a questionnaire was filled in by the chief engineer of that particular ship, assisted by two former mechanical shipping engineers employed at our organization. Survey results as well as the emission estimations are compared to the (scarce) information that is available and expert judgements in recent studies. The compiled survey data underlie the current Dutch emission estimation methodology for emissions of ships at berth. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Subject GeosciencesBerthEmissionsFuel consumptionFuel qualityHarboursSeagoing ships To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fbc6d8ce-3dc7-4fc5-90f9-1465fea22e12 TNO identifier 284391 ISSN 1352-2310 Source Atmospheric Environment, 44 (9), 1229-1236 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.